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Last year's champions Cara McDowell of Malahide Yacht Club and Royal Cork Yacht Club’s Harry Durcan return to defend their ISA All-Ireland Youth Sailing Championships titles in Kinsale this weekend. The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) received nominations this month from all sailing…
Entry to the RYA Northern Ireland Youth Championships and NI Schools Cup closes shortly and the RYA is urging as many youth sailors to enter as possible. Northern Ireland's premier Youth and Junior Sailing event will be hosted at Royal…
All Ireland Inter-Schools Team Sailing Event At Sutton Dinghy Club
#schoolsailing – Sutton Dinghy Club on Dublin Bay will be running its ever popular All Ireland Inter-Schools team sailing event on weekend of Sep12/13. Now in its 40th year, the event attracts up to 160+ sailors and 120 boats across…
Howth Dinghy Regatta Just Before Kids Go Back to School
#dinghyregatta – Howth Yacht Club's annual Dinghy Regatta takes place this Sunday coinciding with the end of the summer holidays and the children's return to school.  The north Dublin club promises lots of entries from HYC Lasers, Toppers, Optimists, 420s…
Irish Sailors Advance at Laser Radial Youth Worlds
#youthsailing – There was another successful day for the Irish youth sailors at the Laser Worlds in Kingston, Canada today. In the 55-strong girl fleet, a 12th and a 4th for Aisling Keller (LDYC) moved her up to eighth place overall,…
Irish Girls Near Top Ten of Laser Radial Youth World Championship in Canada
#laser – After two days of Laser racing in Kingston Ontario, Irish youth sailors Aisling Keller (LDYC) and Aoife Hopkins (HYC) are currently tied on points in 10th & 11th position respectively. In the boys fleet, Ewan McMahon (HYC) is…
29er Worlds Prepare For Big Breeze, Durcan Twins Second in Silver Fleet
#29erworlds – Another late night with sailors coming off the water at 1945pm with 3 races held in the Gold fleet. Harry and Johnny Durcan from Royal Cork lie second in the silver fleet. Full results here. The morning breeze…
Little Breeze Means No Racing at 29er World Championship in Wales
Despite best efforts, no racing was held in Pwllheli, Wales yesterday. As Afloat reported previously, two Irish boats are competing, the Durcan twins from Royal Cork and Blathnaid O'Connell and Heather Sword.  What little breeze was forecasted never settled to anything…
Royal Cork's Durcan Twins Stay in Top Third of 29er Worlds
#29er – Day two of the 29er worlds in Pwllheli in North Wales got off in almost identical conditions to day one. 15 knots South West constant, gusting mid 20's, moderate seas and with the sun shining bright by 11:30, this…
Royal Cork 29er Twins Start 29er World Champs in Top Third
#youthsailing – The sole Irish 29er sailed by skiff debutantes Harry and Johnny Durcan of Royal Cork lie 52nd in a fleet of over 190 at the 2015 Zhik 29er World Championship in Pwllheli, North Wales. The conditions improved after…
#YouthSailing - A narrow miss for Howth Yacht Club's Ewan McMahon in the battle for U17 European Laser Radial title in Portugal last week capped off the busiest period of the summer for Irish youth sailing. Indeed, the 16-year-old believed…
Young Sailors Complete Tough Ireland Circuit In Drascombe Lugger
#lugger– In Baltimore yesterday evening, the Ogden brothers of County Cork received a warm welcome home from family and friends as they successfully concluded their circuit of Ireland with their 18ft Drascombe Lugger Lughnasa. They'd taken eight weeks for an…
#laseryouth – First elation, then disappointment and then consolation that a very solid performance by Howth Yacht Club's Ewan McMahon had only narrowly missed out on the boy's European (under 17) Laser Radial title in Portugal at the weekend. The…
Irish Youth Sailors Tested at Laser Radial European Championships in Portugal
#laserradialyoutheuros – The Radial Youth Sailing Laser European Championships in Portugal have tested the mettle of the Irish sailors with a different set of conditions each day. Day 1: No sailing due to fog, Day 2: 2 races completed in conditions…
Hopkins Fifth in Early Stages of Laser Radial Youth Europeans
#laserradialyouth – With no racing on day one due to fog, two races of the Laser Radial Youth Europeans were sailed late yesterday afternoon in light sunny conditions and Irish sailors were to the fore in both girls and boys…
Royal Cork Youths Campaigning 29er Skiff
#29er – Junior Helmsman champion Harry Durcan and twin Johnny have completed the European 29er skiff championships in Medemblik, Holland. The Royal Cork pair raced in the 25–boat gold fleet which is a positive result after a short time in the…

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